Grand National Betting Odds 2021 Preview

Grand National 2021 Preview, Odds and Trends

Horse Racing Betting

Grand National betting odds 2021: Arguably the most famous of the horse racing features in the UK, the Grand National, gets its annual outing on the weekend.

That’s Saturday, April 10th, 2011.

We are looking at the 173rd edition of the famous race, hosted at Aintree Racecourse on Merseyside.

There will be a maximum of 40 horses taking to start.

But the one big absentee is going to be Tiger Roll. The Cheltenham winner was pulled from the race, meaning that he won’t get his shot at a hattrick.

After not having been run last year, the Grand National betting odds comes back into full focus here ahead of the fantastic sporting spectacle.

The big race is scheduled to take place at 17.15 on Saturday 10th April.

Grand National 2021 Betting Odds

Cloth Cap 4/1
Burrows Saint 9/1
Any Second Now 9/1
Minella Times 10/1
Kimberlite Candy 10/1
Secret Reprieve 14/1
Discorama 14/1
Magic Of Light 18/1
The Storyteller 16/1
Potters Corner 20/1
Bristol De Mai 20/1
Farclas 20/1
Mister Malarky 33/1
Anibale Fly 25/1
Acapella Bourgeois 25/1
Milan Native 28/1
Lake View Lad 33/1
Lord Du Mesnil 33/1
Takingrisks 33/1
Le Breuil 40/1
Yala Enki 33/1
Chriss Dream 33/1
Canelo 33/1
Class Conti 33/1
Some Neck 33/1
40/1 bar
* (betting odds recorded at 21:15 GMT on March 6th, 2021 at Betfred).

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Grand National Review

The 2020 Grand National was cancelled, so it is back to the 2019 edition that we go for our review.

The famous steeplechase was won by Tiger Roll who successfully backed up his 2018 score in the event. Tiger Roll had been the 4/1 favourite as well.

In securing the victory Tiger Roll, trained by Gordon Elliott and ridden by Davy Russell, became the first to win the Grand National back-to-back since Red Rum did it in the mid-seventies.

Interestingly, Gordon Elliott trained 11 of the 40 starters in 2019, the record set by a trainer. It would have been more but a couple of horses had changed connections before the race.

Not only that, he hammered the bookies as well. Tiger Roll was the first favourite in Grand Nationals betting odds, to win since Comply Or Die’s success in 2008.

Just under half of the 40 runners that started completed the challenge, with 21 not making it to the end.

Finishing second in the race behind Tiger Roll was 66/1 shot Magic of Light, followed by Rathvinden and Walk In The Mill.

Grand National Betting Odds 2021 Favourite

So, no Tiger Roll in 2021. He was scratched at the first stage because of excessive weight allocation.

He would likely have been back as a firm favourite in Grand National Betting Odds 2021, especially after a stunning run at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

Tiger Roll won the Gelfarclas Cross Country Chase for the third time last month at the Festival. So it’s sad that’s he’s not around for that hattrick bid at the Grand National.

It leaves Cloth Cap as the current 4/1 favourite in Grand National betting 2021* (betting odds recorded at 21:15 GMT on March 6th, 2021 at Betfred).

That’s pretty strong favouritism for Jonjo O’Neill’s charge. But with good reason of course.

With highly impressive wins at the Ladbroke Trophy and Kelso’s Premier Chase, he looks perfectly built for this challenge.

Cloth Cap will be ridden by Tom Scudamore and stayed at more than four miles in the Scottish National, so knows what this gruelling test is going to be all about.

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Grand National Last 10 Winners

2020 – Race Cancelled
2019 – Tiger Roll 4/1F
2018 – Tiger Roll 10/1
2017 – One For Arthur 14/1
2016 – Rule The World 33/1
2015 – Many Clouds 25/1
2014 – Pineau de Re 25/1
2013 – Auroras Encore 66/1
2012 – Neptune Collonges 33/1
2011 – Ballabriggs 14/1

Grand National Race Info 2021

There is no more valuable jump race in Europe than the Grand National. The runners do have to face larger than normal obstacles and that’s something that can trip up a lot of contenders.

Among the most famous of the fences at the Grand National, there is The Chair, the Canal Turn and Becher’s Brook.

The distance of the Grand National is 4 miles 2 1/2 furlongs and on the two laps of the track, there are 30 fences to be safely navigated.

How to bet on the Grand National

The Grand National and the unique fences that it presents to the challengers is such a tough race. So there are a lot of strange variables that come into play when looking at Grand National betting.

It is such a different race from what the runners would ever normally face throughout a regular National Hunt season, that form is really a hard thing to pull into focus.

For example, the action from March’s Cheltenham Festival should have little bearing, because the courses are so different, with the Aintree course being a lot flatter. So perhaps one of the key things to look for is the versatility of horses.

When it comes to Grand National betting odds 2021 the main market in play is the outright winner.

Because this is such an unpredictable race, then the prices on the Grand National are usually massively inflated to what you see in regular races.

Looking at this year’s edition, there are only three horses who are in single figures in Grand National betting odds 2021.

So this is a race which is generally set up very well for each way horse racing betting. On top of that, most bookmakers will offer extra places on the fixture.

Considering that five of the last eight winners of the race were at least 25/1, each way betting can offer a lot in Grand National betting.

An example of a good each way horse racing option for Grand National betting 2021 is Lake View Lad at 33/1 * (betting odds recorded at 21:15 GMT on March 6th, 2021 at Betfred).

In general, bookmakers will pay out 1/5 odds on an each-way place, but you may be able to find 1/4 odds.

Some Grand National Betting Odds Trends

Trends taken from the last 20 editions of the Grand National. These could help with making a selection for Saturday’s big feature.

Key Facts – Grand National Trends

  • Each of the last 20 winners had between 3 & starts in the 180 days before the National
  • The last 20 race winners had all carried at least 150 on their previous run
  • The last 20 editions have been won by a horse who was caring at least 10-3
  • All but one of the winners in the last 20 editions had between a 19-60 day break
  • 10+ starts over the fences had been done by each winner of the last 20 Nationals


Grand National Betting Offers

The Grand National weekend is a big one for the bookmakers. This is when casual punters come out and try their luck on the famous race.

It is just a race that has that kind of appeal because it’s so thrilling to watch and the excitement is in the outrageous unpredictability.

So there will be Grand National betting offers around to look at.

The most common ones to look out for would be extra places that are on offer for each way horse racing bets and any enhanced odds.

Enhanced odds could be specials launched by a bookmaker, bumping up the price of a runner to win outright (usually one of the favourites).

The extra places offer is a popular one for Grand national betting, because it just increases the coverage of potential return from a punt on the outright market.

Grand National Leading Trainers

  • The most successful trainer in the last 20 editions is Gordon Elliott with 3 wins
  • Philip Hobbs, Nick Henderson, Kim Bailey, Alan King, Tom Geroge and Evan Williams combined have not trained any of the last 20 Grand National winners

Grand National Leading Jockeys

  • Davy Russell, with back to back successes on Tiger Roll, is the most successful jockey in the last 20 editions
  • Leading jockeys, Richard Johnson and Tom Scudamore are both 0-18 in the last 20 renewals

Current Top 7 in Grand National Betting Odds 2021

Cloth Cap 4/1
Has taken two impressive wins at the Ladbroke Trophy and the Premier Chase at Kelso. He bolted up on the latter to win by seven lengths.

Burrows Saint 8/1
There is plenty of proven stamina for Burrows Saint, the winner of the Irish National. He has been targeted for this since that Fairyhouse score

Any Second Now 10/1
The former Kim Muir winner at the Cheltenham Festival is an interesting one. Stamina needs to be proven but won on a two-mile trip at Navan in his final race before Aintree.

Minella Times 12/1
He has been very well tested ahead of the Nation, competing in two very strong handicaps. He comes up 5lb from a runner up finish last time out. He’s flown up the ratings since his last win.

Kimberlite Candy 12/1
He has some positive experience over the Grand National fences when he finished runner up in the Becher Chase. He’s a little light perhaps in the weights but has good jumping form.

Secret Review 14/1
The Welsh National winner just romped his way to success at Chepstow. His stamina wasn’t even proven at the 3m 5f trip, but he went extremely well for trainer Evan Williams. Secret Review a reserve however, at number 43 on the list.

Magic Of Light 16/1
Magic Of Light will have fond memories of this race, having finished second to Tiger Roll in 2019. But she threw off some inexperience to produce a terrific run and was leading at the final hurdle before making a mistake there and handing the initiative to Tiger Roll

More Grand National Betting Odds Trends

When looking at Grand National betting odds 2021, it’s useful to have a look through some stands and trends. That could at least help point you in the right direction of what type of horse to look for.

Key Facts – Some More Grand National Trends

  • The last 20 Grand Nationals have been won by a horse who had at least 18 career starts
  • 1+ place in the past year had been achieved by each of the winners of the last 20 editions
  • The longest prices winner since 2020 was 100/1 shot, Mon Mone, in 2009
  • The longest priced winner since 2009 was Auroras Encore at 66/1 in 2013
  • Since 2000 there have been four favourites (including JF) winners of the Grand National
  • Three of the last four edition winners have come from Gigginstown House Stud
  • 8-10 year olds have taken 68 places in the last 23 editions


Betfred Five Places Grand National offer

Available now on the 2021 Grand National winners market, there are five places available for each-way bets on the fixture.

The places will be paid out at 1/5 odds on the market. This horse racing betting offer is open right now on the National.

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NOTE: Betfred’s Welcome Bonus Offer for new customers is not available during the Grand National Meeting 2021 – April 8th – 10th

Key Terms & Conditions 
Available on the 2021 Grand National. ‘Winner or E/W’ market only. Applies to single and multiple bets placed from 14:00 16/02/21. Full T&Cs Apply. Available on and the Betfred App. We are paying 5 Places for Each Way bets at 1/5 odds in the 2021 Grand National. Applies to the ‘Winner or E/W’ market only. Applies to single and multiple bets.

Applies to bets placed from 14:00 16/02/21. Dead heat rules apply. General rules apply, see website for details.

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